No idea is too big for us

We are focused on growth in our economy and our population. We are also city builders.

Creating Vibrant Communities

In alignment with the goals of Halifax's Economic Growth Plan, we bring the right people together around the table to make things happen. We’ll work together to build a successful strategy, with the aim of making Halifax a better place to live and work.

In Halifax, almost anything is possible. Here are a few initiatives we’ve proudly been a part of.


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African Nova Scotian Community Economic Development

The Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan is a collaborative plan developed and owned by the African Nova Scotian community, in partnership with Halifax Regional Municipality and the Halifax Partnership, to advance economic development and community priorities. Consultations have been held with African Nova Scotian (ANS) communities throughout Halifax Regional Municipality to identify key issues and actions that will address historic and present-day economic prosperity challenges and opportunities.

Community Engagement

Halifax Regional Municipality’s African Nova Scotian Affairs and Integration Office (ANSAIO) and the Halifax Partnership have hosted consultations to engage the African Nova Scotian community in developing the plan. The first and largest consultation was the Road to Economic Prosperity: A Gathering of African Nova Scotian Communities and Neighbourhoods held in North Preston June 7-8, 2018. Additional consultations were held with Beechville, Akoma and North Preston communities in early 2019. These consultations have informed and shaped the development of the Road to Economic Prosperity Action Plan.

Consultations to provide feedback on the draft Action Plan were held:

  • March 3, 2020 – Beechville/Halifax Area – Ridge Cliff Middle School
  • March 9, 2020 – Upper Hammonds/Lucasville – Wallace Lucas Community Centre

Please note, due to COVID-19, the in-person community consultation for East Preston, North Preston, and Cherry Brook/Dartmouth Area scheduled for March 19,2020 at the Black Cultural Centre was cancelled.

Give Your Feedback

The Road to Economic Prosperity Advisory Committee invites community members to review and provide feedback on the draft Action Plan. Please send your feedback to Carolann Wright or call 902-490-5510.


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National Connector Program

Founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia and expanded to more than 35 communities across Canada and 7 internationally, the National Connector Program is a successful model to help retain talent, engage employers, and create a more welcoming community.

We also administer the National Pre-Arrival Connector Program to help pre-arrival immigrants with their Canadian job search and networking skills, provides them with a crucial head-start in building a local professional network, and expedites their labour market and settlement integration to Canada.


eBay Retail Revival Halifax

eBay's Retail Revival Halifax Program

eBay’s Retail Revival is an international e-commerce training program aimed to help small and medium-sized businesses harness the power of global trade. In January 2019, Halifax was selected as the first Canadian launch city based on the strength of the business community, opportunity for e-commerce growth and the region's commitment to small business and vision for economic growth.

Over the 12-month pilot, 60 local retailers from across Nova Scotia were provided tailored workshops and supports to grow their online sales. As a result, 99.9% of sales generated from the program occurred outside of the province and 80% occurred outside of Canada, creating overnight exporters.

eBay's Retail Revival Halifax was a collaborative initiative in partnership with the Halifax Regional Municipality, supported by the Government of Canada, the Province of Nova Scotia, and program partners Halifax Partnership, Nova Scotia Business Inc. and Saint Mary’s University.


Halifax's Smart Cities Challenge

Halifax's Smart Cities Challenge proposal

The Smart Cities Challenge was a national competition to identify the best proposals for a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Halifax worked with more than 30 local organizations to create a proposal that would help us address food insecurity in our city. The project generated ideas, partnerships, and commitments that are still underway.


Halifax Amazon HQ2

Amazon HQ2

When Amazon went looking for a 2nd headquarters in North America, Halifax jumped at the challenge to showcase all that we have to offer. From space to talent, we wanted to show the rest of the world that Halifax is the richest in skills assets of any mid-sized North American city. We showcased the best of our city to companies around the world.

Halifax's Economic Growth Plan

Growing your business is one way you can directly contribute toward our ambitious Economic Growth Plan vision of growing our population to 550,000 and GDP to $30 billion by 2031.

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